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When a Jew is Not a Jew

When a Jew is Not a Jew

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

Scriptures cited herein are paraphrased for clarity and taken from the Authorized King James Version Bible. Please look up those verses in order to allow the Holy Spirit to validate this treatise.

“I know the blasphemy of they who say they are Jews and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan . . . I will make them, who are of the synagogue of Satan and who say they are Jews and are not but do lie, to come and worship at your feet.” (Rev. 2:9; 3:9) God is speaking to His chosen people, the Jews, and is referring to those pagans who embrace salvation offered in Truth. In other words, when they hear God’s Truth, they “come out of” the “great whore and her harlot daughters” to live God’s Truth as the Jews know it. God makes this promise to the Jews because, thousands of years ago, they agreed with Him to suffer greatly in order to bring salvation to heathens.

Many assume the above means a person who claims Jewish birth but they do not have a drop of Hebrew blood in their veins thus obvious liars. To understand God’s meaning, ALL of His relevant Word must be brought together. Know this: Satan’s synagogues are those that, on their beautiful white surfaces, appear to be Christian but teach lies in Christ’s name, together with all false religions, but are full of dead men’s bones: their herds obey man’s precepts and traditions instead of God’s; therefore, they are sentenced twice dead. They claim to be Jews, believers as it were, but are lying.

Romans 2:25-29 reveals more: “Circumcision benefits you, IF God’s Ten Precepts are obeyed; but, to violate His Law makes circumcision count for nothing. Also, the lack of circumcision, which is to remain in one’s natural state, should be counted as circumcision, IF such a man obeys God’s Law. For no one is a Jew just because he was born a Jew, and neither is circumcision of the flesh true circumcision, if the circumcised are disobedient. One is a Jew inwardly when circumcision is of the heart, in a man’s spirit— not in Moses’ ordinance of circumcision— and whose praise is not by men’s commandments and traditions but of God’s Statutes.”

 

It is necessary to understand the difference between Law/Precept/Statutes versus Ordinances. We are directed first to the fact that for everything in heaven— its hierarchy, government, laws, population— there are likenesses here on earth. Look at man’s laws to determine the difference between these two forms of law. Precept/Statutes are permanent laws, such as criminal law in that a crime always will be a crime; while Ordinances are temporary laws put into force for myriad reasons and for a variety of fixed time periods: such as a temporary toll charge to pay for the cost of a road or local taxation added for the cost of, say, building a sports arena.

 

So it is with God’s Law: His Precept/Statutes are deemed “to stand forever” and “perpetual, even in the New Earth,” for sin will always be sin and it always will be abominable to God. Moses’ Ordinances, however, were and are temporary, such as the sacrificial ordinances; which were the “shadow of better to come”: Christ the Lamb. Of these ordinances God had declared, in Ezekiel 20:24-25, “as not good,” in that the blood of an animal cannot cleanse away sin and circumcision of the flesh could not instill love and faith thus obedience. Neither could an annual atonement sabbath cover someone who died before the next year’s ritual.

 

Granted, there also are ordinances of health and caring for the land, which are good and remain standing, as well as war ordinances until there are no more wars. Even these, however, are temporary and will be deleted from God’s Law books when evil is destroyed, followed by earth and the heavens being restored to its original purity.

 

Getting back to our subject: Galatians 2:15-16 has been used to justify a teaching that Christians do not have to obey God’s Ten Commandments, and many other such verses have been used in the same erroneous way; however, when verses 3, 7 and 8 are included, it is discovered that Paul was chastising Peter for requiring heathen converts to be circumcised according to Moses’ sacrificial ordinance of circumcision. This passage in no way refers to God’s Law of Liberty, also known as Statutes of Life, Precepts, Law of Blessings, Law of Righteousness: in short, His Ten Commandments.

 

It was the people, not God, who desired sacrificial ordinances, in order to visually acknowledge God and for a visual atonement for sins; much like Egypt’s pagan rituals, under whose rule they previously had been for 400 years. Deuteronomy 30:6,8 states, ” God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. And, by this love you will obey God’s Commandments” (Exodus 20:3-17; Deuteronomy 5:7-14,16-21).

 

Instead of removing a man’s foreskin with a knife, God circumcises a person’s heart with love and thereupon writes His Law— Deuteronomy 5:29; 10:16; 26:16; I Kings 8:61— this consuming love motivates man to obey God’s Law without Moses’ ordinances of circumcision, just as Jesus replaced a sacrificial lamb used for the annual atonement sabbath: this latter of which is not to be confused with God’s Fourth Precept (Exodus 20:8-11). Daniel 9:27 accurately prophesied that Jesus would do away with the ordinances of sacrifice and oblations. Nowhere does the Word say God’s Ten Statutes would ever be deleted. If Jesus had done so, then He would have made God a liar, for God said they are perpetual even in new earth and the heavens.

 

When is a Jew not a Jew? Romans 1:16-18 states, “The gospel of Christ is God’s power of salvation to every one who believes; to Jews first, and also to heathens. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’ For God’s anger comes from heaven against all of men’s ungodliness and unrighteousness, they who refuse to speak the truth because of their unrighteousness.” Living by faith is to obey God’s Law because we believe it is in our best interest, it is just, it is the way of righteousness; but, first and foremost, we obey because we love God.

 

It is now established that a Jew is anyone of whatsoever national origin who has the faith OF Jesus and obeys God’s Commandments (Rev. 12:17; 14:12; 22:14); likewise and regardless of heritage, one is not a Jew if he or she does not accept Christ as God’s Son, thus does not have faith like Christ’s, and does not obey God’s Statutes.

 

Paul tells us in Galatians 3:28-29, “There is neither Jew nor heathen, there is neither servant nor freeman, there is neither male nor female: for both Jew and heathen are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you, who were pagans, belong to Christ, then you are of Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.”

 

Paul reiterates and instructs in Colossians 3:10-16, “By belief and obedience, you have put on a new man, which is made after the image of God by His knowledge: where there is neither heathen nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, bond nor free: but Christ is all and in all. As the elect of God, take on mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; patience with one another and forgiving one another.

 

“If any man has a complaint against another, as Christ forgave you, you also forgive. Above all these things put on love, which is the connection to perfection. Let God’s peace rule in your hearts, for you are called to one body; and, be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you passionately in all wisdom; teaching and give warning to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

 

Referencing “the connection to perfection,” we are led to Matthew 22:37-40; “Love God with all your heart and soul and with all your mind; and, love your neighbour as yourself. God’s Precepts hang on, are connected to these two commandments.” According to Webster’s Dictionary, to hang on means “to depend upon;” therefore, obedience to God’s Law of Righteousness depends upon whether our professed love is genuine or insincere. Love softens hearts; otherwise, they remain like stone and behaviour will be unrighteous.

 

Righteousness is perfection, God’s and Christ’s perfection that we, as professed believers, are instructed to “grow into” by daily striving, which is to say working, toward perfect obedience (Luke 13:24; I Corinthians 9:25-27; Ephesians 4:15-19; Philippians 1:27; Hebrews 12:4). This must be accomplished so we can be presented to Christ as a virgin bride when He arrives to take up His small flocks of sheep (II Corinthians 11:2; Colossians 1:27-29).

 

Currently, there are teachers in the world who are saying that all Jews who lived prior to Christ will not be redeemed, because they no longer are God’s people. In part, and part only, this is true; BUT, only because all who were to be redeemed were resurrected and taken up with Christ when He ascended to heaven. This is verified in Ezekiel 37:11-14; Matthew 27:50,52-53; Ephesians 4:8. To be held in the grave is to be held in captivity on a temporary basis.

 

A host— a multitude, great number— of graves were opened the moment Christ died on the cross: these resurrected people, who were God’s ancient prophets and those Jews who obeyed His Law with a pure heart, were seen by many in the cities. To “take captivity captive” when Christ ascended to heaven, means that He took them with Him. Judgment thereafter is confined to all generations following Christ’s ministry; for judgment of the Jews prior to Christ has already been carried out. It remains that we of the last 2000 years, both Jew and Gentile, receive just sentencing based on stated beliefs and behaviour; this latter revealing whether the heart is soft or hardened. Christ brings sentencing with Him: those guilty are left behind dead and those innocent are taken up to meet Christ in the air to be escorted to the “safe haven of heaven.”

 

An important aspect of “Circumcision profits you, IF you obey God’s Ten Statutes”: if a natural Jew is circumcised AND obeys God’s Law yet has not accepted Christ, he still might be accepted into Christ’s kingdom in the end. Unfortunately, many orthodox Jews today do not obey God’s Law in the manner God prescribed, thus still defile it; so, they need Jesus and we should pray for them. After all, Jews have suffered terribly over the centuries in order to bring salvation to we pagans.

 

As heathens, or Gentiles and Greeks if you will, all who have accepted Christ and obey God’s Law have been adopted thus grafted into God’s Tree of Life. Two of the twelve natural Jewish branches were cut out due to having given over wholly to idolatry: it is here that repentant heathens are grafted in (see article “The Twelve Tribes”). If we disobey in the manner of pagans, then we can be cut out of the eternal tree. We are told that God can just as easily graft back in the two Jewish branches previously removed.

 

As adoptees we become Biblical Jews and will inherit the same reward as a natural Jew: we are the elect people of God, because we elected/chose to believe their God is the One True God and we embrace His Son Christ.

 

Jews are God’s chosen people who, against every thing they believed, did all the things God abhors: because He hardened their hearts so we heathens could learn what not to do, if we want to be saved in the end. In order to prevent the Jews from doing what they knew was right, God rendered them blind and deaf so they would carry out His great plan of salvation. We should be on our knees humbly thanking them!

 

Romans 8:15,23; 9:4; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:5; Romans 11:16-24; see Hebrews 4:4,7-9,11 for an example of unbelief, which directly relates to Exodus 20:8-11.

 

Do not set examples of unbelief thus causing your own destruction. Be a Jew at heart.

 

~~ end article

 

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8 Comments »

  1. Thank you, Shirley, for your candid comments. There is no “if” we become fully converted; it is mandatory in order to be redeemed a chaste bride for our Lord. 🙂 Albeit, it is something we have to grow into every day. Sadly, there are far too many professing Christians who follow man’s commandments and traditions, unaware it paves the road to utter destruction.

    Much love in Christ,
    BonnieQ

    Comment by bonnieq | 4 December 2006 | Reply

  2. If we become “fully converted,” we do well. Enjoyed reading here today.

    Blessings and joy!

    Shirley Buxton
    http://www.writenow.wordpress.com

    Comment by Shirley | 4 December 2006 | Reply

  3. Dear Diana, there is no where in the Bible that God or Jesus said the Ten Commandments were abolished by Christ or even through Christ. The scriptures man uses to validate such a blasphemous teaching are wholly inapplicable and, for the most part, actually are referring to the ordinances as opposed to the Statutes.

    Daniel made it very clear which laws Christ would revoke: the ordinances of “sacrifice and oblations,” of which the Ten Precepts are neither ordinances or in any way resemble rituals of sacrifice and oblations (offerings). Even in the Old Testament, if you take the time to look up the scripture references provided in this article, God said He rather the hearts be circumcised.

    As for any NT scriptures that seem to imply we are “dead to the Law,” if one reads other relevant scriptures, it is discovered that, IF we accept Christ and obey God’s Law (as cited 3 times in Revelation), we are dead to the Law’s “condemnation”: the penalty of death for violating it.

    Satan’s greatest desire, and it always has been, is that the people ignore God’s Ten Precepts. LOVE, true LOVE, compels obedience.

    All I can say to DK is you must not have read the entire article or bothered to look up the scripture references. I pray that you do both.

    Love in Christ,
    BonnieQ

    Comment by bonnieq | 3 December 2006 | Reply

  4. you are so compleatly ignorant to the jewish reigion as a whole just because u can quote the torah doesnt mean u have any idea what they are talking about

    Comment by dk | 3 December 2006 | Reply

  5. Hi Bonnie 🙂
    How have you been? I read this post and found it very interesting. I have a question, though; God commanded Abraham to be circumcised in Genesis 17, verses 12-14(KJV) say:

    12And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

    13He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

    14And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

    The words “everlasting covenant” and “flesh of his foreskin” (rather than his heart) are mentioned here. Yet Paul said if you allow yourself to be circumcised in the flesh, you are compelled to follow the whole law. How do you reconcile the two statements? The covenant of circumcision was made with Abraham before the 10 commandments were given to Moses. If only the law given by Moses apart from the 10 commandments was fulfilled by Christ and thus abolished for us, why are christian men not circumcised?

    God bless you!
    Love in Christ
    Diana
    🙂

    Comment by diana | 1 December 2006 | Reply

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